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Monday, January 16, 2017

Tips for Watching and Photographing the Angkor Wat Sunrise

Angkor Wat Sunrise Tips Siem Reap Cambodia

I am not a morning person.  In fact, I can probably count on one hand the number of sunrises I have witnessed.  I’m actually struggling to think of more than two, and one of them, sunrise in Monument Valley, Utah, was only because I was able to photograph it from our hotel room balcony in my pajamas.  However, seeing the sun rise over Angkor Wat is supposed to be one of those bucket list not-to-be-missed experiences so, with the helpful enthusiasm of Romeo, without which I would have stayed in bed, we woke up before the crack of dawn to photograph Angkor Wat at sunrise.  Here are our Angkor Wat sunrise tips.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

10 Things To Eat and Drink at European Christmas Markets

What to Eat and Drink at European Christmas Markets

The holidays are meant for eating, aren’t they?  When we visited the European Christmas markets of the Danube River we kept our eyes open for special European Christmas market foods.  From sausages to glühwein, we’ve got you covered for finding some of the best European Christmas market eats.

Monday, December 12, 2016

9 Thai Customs to Know Before Traveling to Thailand

Thai Monk Thai Customs and Traditions to Know Before Traveling to Thailand

When traveling to a foreign country, it is always a good idea to read up on the country’s customs, culture, and traditions ahead of time in order to avoid doing anything that would be viewed as disrespectful.  When we were doing our research before traveling to Thailand, we found there were a number of Thai customs we needed to remember.  Since nine is a lucky number in Thailand, hopefully knowledge of these nine customs you should know before traveling to Thailand will keep you out of any uncomfortable situations. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cruising the European Christmas Markets of the Danube River

Viennese Christmas Market European Christmas Markets Danube River

A dream we had for years was to visit some of the Christmas markets of Europe.  While cruising may not be everyone’s top travel choice, a European river cruise along the Danube River is the perfect way to see many of Europe’s Christmas markets without having to fly or drive long distances and stay at multiple hotels.  During our European Christmas market cruise with Viking River Cruises, we were able to visit the Christmas markets of Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria), and Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg (Germany).

Monday, November 14, 2016

Must See Attractions for a California Highway 395 Road Trip

Mobias Arch Sunset California Highway 395 Road Trip Attractions

You know that saying, “it’s the journey, not the destination?”  We’re pretty happy with our destinations when we travel, but sometimes the journey there or back can be pretty awesome too.  One great journey is a road trip along California Highway 395.  U.S. Route 395 is a highway of eastern California which takes travelers to Death Valley, Bishop, and Mammoth.  In addition to these great destinations, there are a number of attractions and points of interest along California Highway 395 to add to a road trip.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Exploring the Kakheti Province of Georgia (The Country)

Alaverdi Cathedral and Snow-Capped Mountains Things to do in Kakheti Province Georgia

When we spent time in Georgia (the country), we were fortunate to be able to see many different regions of the country.  Our first trip out of Tbilisi was to Kakheti, the easternmost region of Georgia which is bordered by Russia and Azerbaijan.  The Kakheti province is probably most famous for its wine.  In addition to wine, Kakheti has churches, fortresses, and scenery. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

What to Do in Sighnaghi, Georgia (The Country)’s City of Love

Sighnaghi Streets What to do in Sighnaghi Georgia

Sighnaghi is a small town in Kakheti province, the eastern-most region of the country of Georgia.  Its population is approximately 3,000.  Sighnaghi is unique because it has fortress walls surrounding the city, which have been well-preserved.  Sighnaghi is also a Georgian town that is working to be a center of tourism and is known as Georgia’s city of love.  Here is what to do in Sighnaghi, the city of love.